Yamagata, Yamagata

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Yamagata
山形
Special city
山形市 · Yamagata City
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Location of Yamagata in Yamagata Prefecture
Yamagata, Yamagata is located in Japan
Yamagata
 
Coordinates: 38°15′N 140°20′E / 38.25°N 140.333°E / 38.25; 140.333Coordinates: 38°15′N 140°20′E / 38.25°N 140.333°E / 38.25; 140.333
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Yamagata Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Akio Ichikawa
Area
 • Total 381.34 km2 (147.24 sq mi)
Population (July 1, 2011)
 • Total 253,951
 • Density 665.94/km2 (1,724.8/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Japanese Rowan
- Flower Safflower
Phone number 023-641-1212
Address 2-3-25 Hatagomachi, Yamagata-shi, Yamagata-ken
990-8540

Yamagata (山形市 Yamagata-shi?) is a city in the Tōhoku region of Japan. It is on the island of Honshu. It is the capital city of Yamagata Prefecture.[1]

It has been recognized as a special city since 2001.[2]

The sightseeing spot of Yamagata are the peaks of the Zaou, Rissyaku Temple and Yamagata castle. This place is site of Hanagaza festival. This festival is held in August.

Yamagata is hot in summer and cold in winter.

References[change | edit source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Yamagata" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 1038; "Tōhoku" at p. 970.
  2. Jacobs, A.J. "Japan's Evolving Nested Municipal Hierarchy: The Race for Local Power in the 2000s," Urban Studies Research (2011), Table 3; retrieved 2012-12-18.

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